Georgia players won $10,000 prizes in several cities: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Brunswick, Cedartown, Columbus, Conyers, Cordele, Dallas, Duluth, Gainesville, Jonesboro, LaGrange, Lawrenceville, Leesburg, Marietta, Monroe, Newnan, Norcross, Pelham, Perry, Rising Fawn, Savannah, Smyrna, Sylvester, Valdosta and West Point.
A big winner was David Jackson, who bought a ticket at the Georgia Food Mart in Riverdale near Atlanta and won $1 million in Wednesday’s drawing.
Georgians spent $10 million on Powerball tickets on Wednesday alone, lottery officials told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Two winning tickets for the $588 million Powerball jackpot were sold in Arizona and Missouri.
Georgia Lottery officials announced Thursday that Powerball ticket sales this week translated to $16.9 million for the HOPE Scholarship fund and for pre-kindergarten programs.
The Georgia Lottery has helped fund HOPE scholarships for more than 1.4 million students and preschool programs for more than 1.2 million children.